NEW RULES: EXECUTIVE ORDER FOR BEXAR COUNTY
On June 17, 2020, County Judge Nelson Wolff issued Executive Order NW-10, which includes several mandates for both individuals and businesses in Bexar County.
Judge Wolff’s Executive Order includes the following requirements for “all commercial entities in Bexar County providing goods or services directly to the public”:
- The business must develop and implement a Health and Safety Policy that requires, “at minimum, all employees or visitors to the… business premises or other facilities to wear face coverings when in an area or performing an activity which will necessarily involve close contact or proximity to co-workers or the public where six feet of separation is not feasible.”
- The Health and Safety Policy “may also include the implementation of other mitigating measures designed to control and reduce the transmission of COVID-19 such as temperature checks or health screenings.”
- In addition, this Health and Safety Policy must be posted for employees and the public: “Commercial entities must post the Health and Safety Policy required by this Executive Order in a conspicuous location sufficient to provide notice to employees and visitors of all health and safety requirements.”
- Businesses not in compliance by Monday, 6/22, may be penalized: “Failure to develop and implement the Health and Safety Policy required by the Executive Order within five (5) calendar days following the Effective Date [6/17] may result in a fine not to exceed $1,000 for each violation.”
Many other municipalities, counties, and states are requiring similar policies to be in place. Our Human Resources team can help to develop a Health and Safety Policy for your business. Below are some samples based on the Bexar County Executive Order:
- Health and Safety Plan (Bexar County)
- What to do if an employee has a positive test result
- Notice of New Guidelines for our Workplace
We can also assist with tailoring the Health and Safety Policy to other local orders as needed.
Please contact our HR team (210–775–6082, toll-free at 1–888–757–2104, or [email protected]) for assistance in adding your company name or logo and the employee contact, which could be BFG if desired.
Judge Wolff’s Executive Order states that all people age 10 and older should wear face coverings in public, “where it is difficult to keep six feet away from other people or working in areas that involve close proximity with other coworkers.” However, “no… penalties will be imposed on individuals for failure to wear a face covering.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION
We will continue to monitor this situation and release updates. For more information or assistance, please contact our Human Resources team at 210–775–6082, toll-free at 1–888–757–2104, or [email protected].